A World Renowned Designer’s Favorite Buildings in New York City
“New York inspires a lot of people,” says the designer. Here, Tony Chi shares the city’s spaces that have influenced him most in the city where architecture never sleeps.
“I am made in New York,” says designer Tony Chi. And though born in Taiwan, Chi, in a very literal way, is correct: his Americanized name comes from a sign he saw on a boarding gate when he moved to the US, saying “To NY.” In the decades since, even as his career has taken him across the world—designing restaurants for the likes of Alain Ducasse and Wolfgang Puck, plus luxury hotels including Rosewood London and Rosewood Hong Kong—he’s remained rooted in New York.
Here, Chi reveals the buildings—and a merry-go-round—that have impacted him over the years. (And read more about Tony Chi’s design inspirations here)